EN ISO 6530

ISO 12127 protection fabric

PROTECTION FROM CHEMICAL LIQUID PRODUCTS

The EN ISO 6530 standard specifies the test method to determine the resistance of a material to chemical liquid penetration.

EN ISO 6530 TEST METHOD CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

TEST METHOD
DESCRIPTION
MINIMUM COMPLIANCE VALUES

EN ISO 6530

For the test a transparent film and filter paper will be first be placed in the channel. Then, the sample fabric will be placed in a way that ensures that all surfaces are making contact and wrinkle-free. A beaker—which should be weighed beforehand—is placed at the end of the channel to gather the liquid the runs through the surface of the fabric.

The test liquid will be allowed to run and, 60 seconds later, the fabric will be removed and the filter paper, the beaker and the transparent film will be weighed once more. The difference in weight (before and after the trial) will be calculated. The values result in the Penetration Index and the Repellancy Index of each test tube and liquid given, in %.

In case a specific liquid is not defined, the test will be performed with 4 different liquids:

  • sodium hydroxide at 10%
  • Sulphuric acid at 30%
  • 1-Butanol
  • O-xylene

Sectors where the test method EN ISO 6530 is applied

OIL PLATFORMS

GAS INDUSTRY

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

UTILITIES AND SUBCONTRACTORS

FIREFIGHTERS
FOREST FIREFIGHTERS

POLICE AND MILITARY

AUTOMOTIVES

Some Marina Textil fabrics that comply with the test method EN ISO 6530